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Rambles in Books, Blackburn, Charles, F.
1 Blackburn, Charles, F. Rambles in Books
London Sampson Low Marston & Co. 1893 Tenth Edition Hardback Very Good 
Small red cloth hardback, gilded title, One of five hundred copies published but lacking the numeration and author signature called for. Back strip re-glued at head, moisture stain to board edges, back endpage creased/chipped. Interesting little book on cataloging Hints on catalogue titles, and on Index entries, with a rough vocabulary of terms and abbreviations, chiefly from catalogues, and some passages from Journeying among books; 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 14.40 USD
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A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures, Bradlee, Ben, Simon & Schuster
2 Bradlee, Ben, Simon & Schuster A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures
Riverside, New Jersey Simon & Schuster 1995 0684808943 / 9780684808949 First Trade Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
New Jersey, Simon & Schuster, (1995) 6th printing, 512 pages Ben Bradlee's career as a journalist encompassed many of the most important events of the late 20th century: from World War II to Watergate, from the domestic revolutions of the '60s to the international revolutions of the '90s. While serving as the Washington Post's Executive Editor from 1968 to 1991, the newspaper became a world-renowned and respected model of fearless and innovative journalism. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.25 USD
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A History Of Longmans And Their Books, 1724-1990: Longevity In Publishing, Briggs, Asa
3 Briggs, Asa A History Of Longmans And Their Books, 1724-1990: Longevity In Publishing
New Castle Oak Knoll Books 2008 158456234X / 9781584562344 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Near fine in VG+ jacket. Green linen cloth, Gold lettering. Bottom corners are bumped (board and jacket) along with a short closed tear on the spine head of the jacket. "Longmans is the oldest commercial publisher in the United Kingdom, founded in London in 1724 by Thomas Longman. Asa Briggs's history is told within the context not only of the book trade, but also of national and international social, economic, intellectual, and cultural history. It tells of the people who ran the firm, the principles they held, and their success as entrepreneurs." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 587 pages 
Price: 40.50 USD
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Printed Books, Fine Bindings and Western Illuminated Manuscripts, including The John A. Saks Collections of the Kelmscott Press Printed on Vellum, Christie Auction
4 Christie Auction Printed Books, Fine Bindings and Western Illuminated Manuscripts, including The John A. Saks Collections of the Kelmscott Press Printed on Vellum
New York Christie's Publications 1983 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Christie's of New York Friday, May 20, 1983 auction catalog. Original wraps w/foxed covers, binding tight, text clean. Many illustrations, some in color. Pages [8] 9-155 [5] plus inside covers. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Rose, The Lily & The Whortleberry : Medieval Gardens by Orlando Consort, Consort, Orlando
5 Consort, Orlando The Rose, The Lily & The Whortleberry : Medieval Gardens by Orlando Consort
harmonia mundi usa 2005 0971207410 / 9780971207417 Hardcover Fine 
112 pp. Illustrated. With the original music CD in new condition. The following summary is from the web site of Orlando Consort "In celebration of the floral imagery used by many of Europe's greatest composers over a span of 300 years to depict both earthly and heavenly love, the Orlando Consort sings poetic texts ranging from the sacred to the downright suggestive. Includes essays by Sir Roy Strong, Susan Hitch; and a garden design created by Christopher Bradley-Hole." ; 5.59 X 5.20 X 0.63 inches 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Children's Book Illustration and Design, Cummins, Julie (editor)
6 Cummins, Julie (editor) Children's Book Illustration and Design
Glen Cove, New York Pbc Intl 1992 0866361472 / 9780866361477 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very Good 1st printing. Rubbing on ends and corners, DJ wrinkled and slightly worn top edge, now protected in new archival Mylar sleeve. Green paper covered boards, yellow eps, (240] pp, oversized color collection of internationally acclaimed and award-winning children's book illustrations, encompassing a wide range of illustration styles and techniques in various media. Organized biographically with a section dedicated to each artist, presenting their best work. ; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Price: 31.50 USD
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Time Inc. the Intimate History of a Publishing Enterprise 1923-1941, Elson, Robert T.
7 Elson, Robert T. Time Inc. the Intimate History of a Publishing Enterprise 1923-1941
New York Atheneum 1968 0689100779 / 9780689100772 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Clean bright copy. ; NY, Antheneum, 1968 First Edition, 500 pp, f. O. Name and library stamp on fep, DJ black/red, spine sunned, minor rub, in Mylar, price clipped. The first volume of two recounting the history of this impacting media corp. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Northrop Frye Unbuttoned, Wit and Wisdom from the Notebooks and Diaries, Frye, Northrop
8 Frye, Northrop Northrop Frye Unbuttoned, Wit and Wisdom from the Notebooks and Diaries
Gnomon Press 2004 091778877x / 9780917788772 First Edition Softcover Fine 
As new. Clean, straight copy. Herman Northrop Frye, (1912 1991) was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century. Frye gained international fame with his first book, Fearful Symmetry (1947), which led to the reinterpretation of the poetry of William Blake. His lasting reputation rests principally on the theory of literary criticism that he developed in Anatomy of Criticism (1957), one of the most important works of literary theory published in the twentieth century. Wikipedia. ; 9 X 5.90 X 1 inches; 326 pp pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Arts of the French Book, 1900-1965: Illustrated Books of the School of Paris, Garvey, Eleanor M. & Peter A. Wick
9 Garvey, Eleanor M. & Peter A. Wick The Arts of the French Book, 1900-1965: Illustrated Books of the School of Paris
Dallas, Texas Southern Methodist University Press 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Bright copy. Original wrap around band. Pp., [6-] 119 [-121]. Illustrated throughout in color and black and white. Cover: by Hajdu. Regnes by Pierre Lecuire (No. 61) Embossed design on cream paper with navy cloth spine, silver lettering (spine) Cover edges yellowing, top edge has some foxing, all edges are lightly rubbed. Endpapers: Debuffet. Les Mirivis des Naturgies by Andre Martel (No. 68) Color plate for Braque, Si Je Mourais La-Bas by Guillaume Apollinaire (No. 63). This book examines 76 of the best illustrated books (to date), lent from leading museums, libraries and private collections from around the United States and represent the broad elements/influence of modern bookmaking including painters, sculptors, publishers, printers, typographers, designers and master binders. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 60.30 USD
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Editors on Editing, Gross, Gerald
10 Gross, Gerald Editors on Editing
New York Grosset's Universal Library 1962 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Very good trade paperback, stiff wraps w/ inked out price. Slightly toned front cover clean and tight text. Quarter inch fore edge tear on preface. (xv) 265 pp (7) Each editor tells of his or her personal approach to his particular editorial specialty...; 8vo 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction, Haut, Woody
11 Haut, Woody Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction
Serpent's Tail 1999 Signed by Author; 18 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
276, [4] pp. Index. SIGNED by Haut and dated on the title page. Very Good - cocked, else a clean tight copy. Haut brings the story of American crime fiction and related films current.; 8.30 X 5.30 X 0.90 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 13.50 USD
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An Introduction to a History of Woodcut: With a Detailed Survey of Work Done in the Fifteenth Century. Vol. 2, Hind, Arthur
12 Hind, Arthur An Introduction to a History of Woodcut: With a Detailed Survey of Work Done in the Fifteenth Century. Vol. 2
New York Dover Publications Inc. 1963 Ex-Library Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Clean bright copy. ; Vol. 2 only of 2. First Dover publication, unabridged (viii) , 396-838. Plus pub. , catalog. Unaltered republication of the work first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1935. Red hardback, ex-University of WI. Library, stamped, back pocket. Book two covers Illustrations and Contemporary Cuts, includes detailed index of designers and engravers, printers and publishers, books illustrated with, prints mentioned or reproduced, and subjects.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.65 USD
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The Mistress of the Manse, Holland, J. G.
13 Holland, J. G. The Mistress of the Manse
New York Scribner, Armstrong, & Co. 1874 First Edition Hardback Very Good 
Scribner, Armstrong, first ed. 1874 A nice example of dramatic poetry, a love story in verse as was popular during this time. Attractive Eastlake-style binding, elaborately stamped black in a deep sienna cover with gold gilded title plate- ; 245 pp +6 pp of adds clean text. Beautiful calligraphic inscription lightly penned ffep. Worn edges and corners, with some fray. Fore edge has a dime sized stain. ; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Junior Authors & Illustrators, Fifth Book, Holtze, Sally Holmes
14 Holtze, Sally Holmes Junior Authors & Illustrators, Fifth Book
New York, N. Y. H. W. Wilson Company 1983 0824206940 / 9780824206949 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Hardcover Ex-lib. Red cover with black and gilt print. Fully Indexed. Published each year with since 1935, this book attempts to represent the 'best' of current (for the publication) children's authors. The task is to reduce the many hundreds to about 250 authors giving a brief biography, examples of selected woks written and/or illustrated and a copy of their signature. A great reference for the children's book collector. Very Good + condition especially for ex-lib. , firm binding, very light shelf wear, w withdrawal mark and black ink mare on upper edge, inside ffep.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
Price: 13.05 USD
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U.S. Iana (1650-1950) A Selective Bibliography. Revised and Enlarged Edition, Howes, Wright
15 Howes, Wright U.S. Iana (1650-1950) A Selective Bibliography. Revised and Enlarged Edition
New York R.R. Bowker Company 1962 Revised Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
1978 reprint. 462 pp. About fine with some light edge wear and shadow tone between the first pastedown and endpage. Laid in is an newspaper article (1993) regarding Howes and this work. A Selective Bibliography in which are Described 11,620 Uncommon and Significant Books Relating to the Continental Portion of the United States. ; 8vo ; SBF 9/16 
Price: 27.00 USD
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Papermaking  The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft, Hunter, Dard
16 Hunter, Dard Papermaking The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft
Dover Publications 2011 0486236196 / 9780486236193 Softcover Very Good 
In VG condition "The classic work on papermaking, this book traces the craft's history from its invention in China to its introductions in Europe and America." ; 8.40 X 5.30 X 1.40 inches; 688 pp pages 
Price: 13.50 USD
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The Best of the World's Classics: 10 volume set, Lodge, Henry Cabot.  Editor-in-Chief
17 Lodge, Henry Cabot. Editor-in-Chief The Best of the World's Classics: 10 volume set
New York & London Funk & Wagnalls 1909 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Decorative blue cloth. All volumes are 1909 and have two toned gold & black, multi-portraiture frontispiece and title page, except vol. 1 which has a single portrait of Lodge. All volumes have sunned spines, volumes 1, 2, 5 & 10 have some light spotting on covers. All vols. have corners bumped edges lightly rubbed. Vol. 1&3 has cloth damage to one edge; Vol 2 & 9 have dings in the fore edge. Remains a very sweet little set. Additional photo's upon request. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 63.00 USD
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Maggs Bro. Catalogue: Autograph, Letters, Manuscripts Etc., No. 328. July-Aug.,  1914, Maggs Brothers
18 Maggs Brothers Maggs Bro. Catalogue: Autograph, Letters, Manuscripts Etc., No. 328. July-Aug., 1914
London Maggs Brothers 1914 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Original brown paper wraps, green & brown type etc., slight slant, a few turned corners, somewhat worn ends and edges, first pages are begining to pull away from tail end binding. Items in numeration from catalogue 326, 1833-2106. Illustrated. Application for classified catalogue on watermarked paper laid in. Edge wrinkled & lightly toned with two light areas of foxing. Nice copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Books Are Basic, Marshall, John David
19 Marshall, John David Books Are Basic
Tucson, AZ Arizona 1985 0816509522 / 9780816509522 First Edition Hardcover (Original Cloth) Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Second printing, DJ spine faded, and light wear on head edge. The edges of the end pages are also slightly faded, else a beautiful copy bound in off black cloth w/gilded title and signature. From the flap: Author-librarians are rarely represented in books of quotations. Most of what they write is neither very memorable nor quotable. Lawrence Clark Powell is the exception, A collection of quotes derived from Powll's books articles essays, and reviews . 
Price: 16.20 USD
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An Alphabet Source Book, Ogg, Oscar
20 Ogg, Oscar An Alphabet Source Book
Dover 1947 Reprint Hardcover (Original Cloth) Very Good with no dust jacket 
General Introduction & history with tools, uses, materials, style development, historic styles, and bibliography. Front board scuffed and worn. Overall Very Good - copy with tight binding, and clean text. ; 4to up to 12" tall. aka Quarto" 
Price: 23.40 USD
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